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Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
the chinese government to dozens of cyberattacks on u.s. banks government agencies and other industries. abc has the details from washington. >> reporter: the cyberattacks have hit some of the largest u.s. constitutions, banks, military contractors and energy companies. and a new report from an u.s. cybersecurity firm points the finger at the chinese government. this nondescript office in shanghai is believed headquarters for a chinese army unit. the chinese government and military deny the accuindications butaccusationsbut there is skepticism. >> they're not going to allow this amount of hacking without controlling it. >> reporter: 100 organizations and companies were hacked, including coca-cola. how does this type of international hacking affect average americans? u.s. investigators say this amounts to economic he espionage it could cost countless americans jobs. >> there is no question about it. cyberwarfare cyberattacks, cybertheft are the future. >> reporter: today the white house would not comment directly on the report. >> we have repeatedly raised our concerns about t
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
to korea, they're conducting nuclear tests, what can the u.s. do in that space that hasn't already been done, and is this an opportunity for us to to engage china? >> well, it's a tough opportunity. north korea i think we have to keep a couple of things in mind. we obviously need to respond in some way. they can't be allowed to get away with this. they didn't kill anybody but nuclear tests are not acceptable in the modern world. the idea that i'm trying to think there is whether any additional sanctions that we try to impose on them should be temporary on the condition that they not test again. the idea being that you would like kim jung-un this new 30-year-old leader to get a chance to establish himself. maybe he needed to allow the nuclear test to please the hard linessers. maybe he felt inexperienced to quickly take on the hard liners. i'm not necessarily saying that he's a reformer but we want to allow that possibility down the road. a punishment that is firm but temporary may be the way to break out of this logjam, and china may go along with that more readily than slapping on
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Feb 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
it has, but apparently not enough. that's my opinion. but it is the opinion of the u.s. supreme court. the court heard arguments on the 1965 voting rightest act that mandates that states with racial discrimination history get [ inaudible ]. justice scalia said quote . . . >> he added that congress only renewed it because it was politically expedient, saying even the name of it so wonderful, the voting's right act. who is going to vote against that. for the latest i'm joined by "huffington post" reporter ryan reilly. he joins us from washington, d.c. where he was in the court chambers today. it is always secretive in the supreme court. what was the scene inside the courtroom like today? >> it was pretty -- there was very -- sort of -- very pop -- you know, obviously the voting right's act is a very popular piece of legislation with a lot of civil right's groups, and it has had an enormous people with a lot of people, and prevented discrimination for nearly 50 years now. within the courtroom you had a lot of groups that support this legislation. i think it has been very effective
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Feb 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
press. thank you. it seems that every industry is mobilizing. the u.s. travel agency is saying long wait at airport security lines, around that may be the tip of the iceberg. in the words of the jeff free man, this could turn into a travel nightmare. and jeff free man joins us on the phone right now. he comes to us from washington tonight. >> thank you for having me. >> michael: thank you for taking the time. jeff what is your nightmare scenario with this sequester? >> i think most of our opinions here are not ours, frankly. they're formed by the government. the government is putting out the information that is "t" is predicting tsa wait times exceeding one hour. us custom wait times that could rise up to two to three hours furloughing air traffic control officials, which could lead to more delayed flights. air travel already in this country is not as efficient and commutercustomer-friendly as it needs to be and it could discourage people from traveling. >> michael: now your industry is an industry that lobbies all the time what is the difference now when you lobby congress. >> ever
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Feb 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
has been michael bloomberg and his u.s. pac. he has run 200 hours of tv ad like this attacking debby halvorsong n ng un's voting history. james? >> snow is coming down in what is going to be a pretty small turnout will probably be close to minuscule given the conditions. >> michael: i mean, it's an easy political question to ask. sort of like a reflex to ask it, who does that mint if it's benefit? >> conventional wisdom is you probably have your most political active and astute and driven voters come out they might be older mostly african-american group that comes out. they would probably tend to be left of center, anti-guns, and that probably would give robin kelly, a former state senator ironically, a native new yorker who has never met bloomberg would probably give they are the edge since bloomberg's ad changed their tack a little bit about ten days ago instead of simply going an halverson the leading candidate who is backed by the nra. you would have to believe that helps her a lot. >> michael: this has been a national race because of jesse jackson jr. already p but then michael
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Feb 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
laying the ground work for a u.s./europe trade pack and stopping iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >> iron with a nuclear weapon in that region and given all that has happened is simply unacceptable. the window for a dib low mattic solution simply cannot by definition remain open forever. >> michael: back in the united states, jimmy carter has a different idea on whether negotiations can stop. >> i don't believe either of those countries is going to be suicidal off to use nuclear weapons. >> i wonder if kerry is actually listening. carter's comments came yesterday in san francisco. tonight's last eye that we have out stands for impasse, or at least the potential for one on gun reform. oklahoma republican senator tom coburn is making it painfully clear that background checks could stop a bill in its tracks. >> there will not be record keeping on legitimate law-abiding gun owners in this country, and if they want to eliminate the benefits of trying to prevent the sales to people who are mentally ill, all they have to do is have record keeping, and that will kill this bill. >> accord
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Feb 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
graham probably won't vote for him. she tried to link him to the attacks on oh the u.s. personnel in benghazi, now threatening to hold up the confirmation unless the administration answers more questions on that attack. >> no confirmation without information. this is complete system failure and i'm going to get to the bottom of it. >> now that might have been the craziest turn in the story but former vice president dick cheney criticized the president's choice of foreign policy leaders. he told a group of wyoming republicans: >> cheney should know from sect rate people, because dick cheney is now criticizing someone else's foreign policy team. i give you the least self aware political figure in modern history. while reports last week that he might withdraw his nomination, his brother said today: >> joining me now is another man who keeps fighting, michael tomasky, coming to us from washington d.c. thanks for being here in the war room. >> my great pleasure. hi. >> hi, by the way, you are now the official answer to who is the first get since the trivia question is going to be asked ma
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
air, but don't worry, u.s. coal companies are getting in on the act too. >> jennifer: pollution readings in beijing, china were the worst on record last month. they advised the elderly, children and people with respiratory to just stay in doors. the air was so bad it was literally off of the charts. the air quality index maxes out at 500. in the chinese capitol, the reading hit a whopping 755. a major culprit behind the toxic smog was coal. china is the largest consumer of coal. and its appetite for coal isn't waning any time soon. it currently has 620 coal-fired power plants with another 363 coal fired power plants in the works. coal is of course among the dirtist of fossil fuels. here is a dirty little secret some of this coal comes from america, and if big coal has its way, there will be much more en route to asia. the u.s. coal industry is currently campaigning hard to ramp up the amount of coal that we export. they are hoping to bill five new ocean terminals in washington and oregon where u.s. coal would be shipped abroad to china and india. those terminals would dramatical
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Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
it's good for all current workers in the u.s. immigrants in this country right now are often exploited by their employers or paid at lower wages than they should be. they are not given the benefits they should be. it gives them a path at work and raises their wages, which is good for everybody in the labor movement. >> jennifer: you are at a conference, and immigration reform is probably one of the subjects that you are talking about, does the uaw or labor in general have outreach programs to enlist new immigrants? >> we're very strongly in favor of immigration reform as a path to citizenships. we run into immigrants that are great workers and work hard and they should be treated equally. in the auto industry we do a lot of international work and the economies that are not moving forward, in both cases they have really strong restrictions on immigration. and immigrants pay payroll taxes, social security taxes, sales taxes. they put much more into the system than they ever take out. so it's a question of fairness a question of how we strengthen american workers and protect the
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Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
a locked room because of homeowners whose live you helped to destroy. >> today the u.s. government filed charges against the agencies of standard & poor's for its role in the 2008 economic cries. s & p rates investments. when they give an investment a high rating it's considered a low risk. even the most conservative investors like pension funds feel confident buying that product. well the justice department allegeses that s & p knowingly gave high rates to toxic bad mortgages that s & p knew were risky because s & p wanted more business from the banks that createed those purposefully risky bad bundles. that's right. they said the agency, they're getting paid by the very banks they're evaluating. a little conflict of credit? >> s & p misled investors including federally insureed financial institutions causing them to lose billions of dollars. >> going after the credit rating agencies have been a long time in coming. they've called it code made alchemy. they've been doing it for three years and during that time s & p turned over 100 million pages of documents including e-mails betwe
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Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
letting the c.i.a. do open hits with guns and rifles in the u.s.? >> jennifer: and i think these are really important points that you have to have protocols you got to have structures and you got to protect the rights of american citizens, but to say that you couldn't be using drone shouldn't be using drones at all because of collateral damage. >> you get around the need of the long time it takes to get a war in. there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to set up something like that to have a check and balance here. >> jennifer: stephanie let me flip you back on the republican side. there are republicans like senator richard burr but really the fact that there is this fight on the left to get back to that question, don't you think that it assures that brennan is more likely to get confirmed by picking a lot of republican votes? >> i agree, and i also think that just jumping back to the gun argument it also helps news terms of the people who think they need guns to protect themselves from the government. so good luck against the drone with your ak-47. that's all i'm saying. >> jenn
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